Conference Leader Westfield State Defeats Framingham State 5-1

By Framingham State athletics

Framingham – The Framingham State University field hockey team was defeated at home this morning 5-1 by conference leader Worcester State University in Little East Conference (LEC) action at Maple Street Field in Framingham.

With the win, Worcester State remains undefeated in the Conference at 7-0, and 11-2 overall.

With the loss, Framingham State falls to 3-10 overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Lancers took the lead midway through the first quarter with a goal after a penalty corner.  Senior Olivia Antonelli (Westford, Mass.) inserted the ball on the corner and then received a pass back that she laid off to junior Coley Hayes (Norwood, Mass.) who found the back of the cage.
  • The Lancers doubled their lead just over a minute later as Rachel Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) laid a pass off to junior Alexa Bobbin (Charlestown, RI) and Bobbin fired a shot into the net for the 2-0 lead.

  • The Rams cut the lead in half with just over seven minutes remaining in the quarter.  Freshman Bella Kondi (Canaan, NH) took a restart and fired a shot that bounced into the back of the net off the Lancers net minder.
  • In the second quarter, the Lancers once again capitalized on a penalty corner.  Antonelli inserted the ball on the corner to junior Sarah Duff (Warren) and Duff hit Hopkins with a pass in front of the net for the 3-1 lead at the break.
  • The Lancers added a pair of goals from Hopkins in the third quarter pushing the lead to 5-1.

    INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
  • The Lancers outshot the Rams 28-2 in the game.  Sophomore Jess Hopkins (Chelmsford) earned the victory in net for the Lancers making one save in her 56 minutes of action.
  • Sophomore Jordan O’Boyle (Bradford) took the loss in goal for the Rams allowing five goals while making 13 saves.
  • Rachel Hopkins paced the Lancer offense with three goals and a helper.

The Rams are back in action on Tuesday when they host Southern Maine for a LEC clash beginning at 3:45 p.m.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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